marja de vries
New ways of learning and education
In this time of great transformations Marja de Vries focusses recently on new ways of learning and education. She is looking for new forms of learning and education better suited to present-day children and more in tune with the needs of this day and age and giving children the opportunity to develop their full potential. In other words she is searching for a form of learning that corresponded more closely to who we in essence are and that is also more in harmony with the world around us. To be able to achieve this she was looking for fundamental principles with general applicability and therefore of a universal nature, without being colored by a specific belief system, culture or period. Such universal underlying principles might serve as a basis for fruitful, creative innovations in public education all over the world. Read more...
As a start she describes in the book ‘The Whole Elephant Revealed’ these universal underlying princiles.
The Whole Elephant Revealed
Insights into the existence and operation of Universal
Laws and the Golden Ratio
by Marja de Vries
The Whole Elephant Revealed offers clear insights into the existence and operation of Universal Laws and the Golden Ratio. It is a systhesis based on common perceptions of wisdom traditions and recent scientific discoveries that are in line with those insights. The result reveals a whole new and coherent worldview. While everything in the universe works in harmony with these principles, we human beings have the freedom to choose to act contrary to or in harmony with these universal principles. This choice is hard to make though, if we don't know those principles. This book meets the need of a growing number of people who are looking for a clear and well-founded insight into these universal laws to be able to make conscious choices and co-create their world based on these insights. Because the nature of these principles is universal, they apply to all aspects of our individual and social life. Therefore they can be used as a frame of reference for all transformations which aim at a greater harmony within ourselves and with the greater whole. The book The Whole Elephant Revealed is published in Dutch by Ankh-Hermes as De Hele Olifant in Beeld in May 2007, and is published in English by Axis Mundi Books as paperback in May 2012 and as ebook in June 2012. Read more...
Marja de Vries
Marja de Vries (1954) studied biology and ecology and worked during ten years as a fabric artist. Wanting to find out how we as human beings can live in harmony with nature, she visited several native cultures and developed her intuitive communication with nature. She obtained her insights in the non-physical reality mainly through trainings based on native American traditions as well as on personal direct experiences. Recently she focusses on new ways of learning and education that are more in line with who we really are. Read more ...
During ten years Marja de Vries worked as an fabric artist making wallhangings, mainly in commission. Concentrating on the energy of the person giving her a commission, she ‘sees’ the images as a simple form of psychic reading. She then brings these always beautiful images into the world of matter through her artwork. For more about this ...